EFCA One Deeper Learning Track: Preaching and Teaching the Gospel of Mark

Greg Strand – May 22, 2015 Leave a comment


This deeper learning track will highlight Jesus as the Son of God, his proclamation of the kingdom of God, his message to repent and believe the gospel, his call to discipleship, his death on the cross. The focus will be on understanding Mark with the end goal of being taught, guided and modeled how to preach and teach the text with faithfulness and fruitfulness. Having recently completed a commentary on Mark, Grant will have much to share. If you have not preached the Gospels for a time, or Mark more specifically, you will leave with resources for your next sermon series.


This learning track will occur in three sessions: Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30-12:00 (Session 1) and 3:00-4:30 (Session 2); Thursday, June 18 at 10:30-12:00 (Session 3).


Grant R. Osborne, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has taught at TEDS for over 30 years. During this time he has taught hundreds of pastors and written numerous commentaries and served as editor of a couple of commentary series. In addition, he has authored a classic textbook on hermeneutics. Osborne’s most recent works are Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) (2010), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary) (2010), James, 1-2 Peter, Jude, Revelation (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) (2011), and Mark (Teach the Text Commentary Series) (2014).

More personally, Grant is a dear friend who has served the Lord faithfully for many years, including not only at TEDS, our EFCA seminary, but also in our EFCA churches. It is a special treat to have him with us this year (again!) since Bill Hamel and Grant are friends that go back to their days as fellow students at TEDS.

Please plan to join us for this focused time in the Gospel of Mark!

Greg Strand


Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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